OT Activity of the Day:
Ice Cream Bowls
Target Age Range: 3 and up
Apparently I have a thing with ice cream, I think this might be my third post about the delicious dessert. And I know I'm not the only one, kids love ice cream as well. Here we're using tongs, dice, poms and ice cream "bowls" to help us work on improving our fine motor manipulation.
With this activity, I will have the child roll the dice first, I only have one pictured here, but you can use two to work on counting higher. Then after we figure out what number we have rolled we will then use the tongs to help build the ice cream sundae in one of the bowls. You can add movement to this activity and fine motor endurance by splitting up the container of poms and the bowls/dice. Place them on opposite sides of the room and the child would then have to walk back and forth across the room carrying the poms in the tongs without dropping them.